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Spectators at the World Beach Tchoukball Championships were treated to fantastic live performances from dancers, musicians and martial artists as the official Opening Ceremony took place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan yesterday evening. The Opening Ceremony was scheduled after some opening matches and World Champions Republic of China men played 3rd ranked Macau in a show match afterwards.
The National Taiwan Sport University opened its doors to the global tchoukball community today as the first academic event at a World Championships took place. Running in conjunction with the World Beach Tchoukball Championships, it offers delegates a chance to share best practice with the promotion and governance of tchoukball across the world.
Day 1 of the World Beach Tchoukball Championships in Taiwan finished today with the Republic of China and Singapore starting strongly in the men and women's categories. Newcomers Argentina also had a great result in the women's competition beating South Korea. Poland and the Czech Republic won their opening matches and Cameroon became the first ever country to participate in a World Tchoukball Championships.
The final touches are being put to the World Beach Tchoukball Championships taking place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The hosts have developed a web site for sponsors, players, spectators and our internet following at wbtc2017.tchoukball.org.tw. We will be updating our social media accounts during the competition with live results, so Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.
The FITB is delighted to confirm that the World Beach Tchoukball Championships will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from 15 to 18 August 2017. FITB President Chris Huang was excited about the forthcoming event:
"The last Beach Tchoukball Championships was in Geneva in 2005, and I think it is very important to continue this event. With fewer players required and a totally different atmosphere to the indoor version, it gives us a chance to introduce newer developing countries to tchoukball and offer them a chance to play at the highest level."